DofE Silver Award
As we move into the middle award, students are taken to The South Downs for the expedition and Isle of Purbeck for assessment.
These are two challenging environments in terms of navigation and endurance should the weather turn nasty! These expeditions are held in the autumn term of year 11.
You need to be at least 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme. It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you’ve already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you’ve jumped straight into Silver.
Volunteering section: 6 months
Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights
If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections. Though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to set your aims for the sections.